Celebration of the Third cycle of ‘The Noman Award for Excellence in Design’ (NAED) 2015
| Ar. Saiqa Iqbal Meghna, BRACU |
Department of Architecture, BRAC University celebrated the third cycle of the ‘Noman Award for Excellence in Design’ (NAED) 2015 on 17th January 2016. Through this event the department celebrated the best design from the graduating batch of 2015. The Award Giving Ceremony was followed by an Exhibition of the shortlisted projects. Vice Chancellor of BRAC University Prof. Syed SaadAndaleeb, Chairperson of Department of Architecture Prof. ShahedaRahman,Ar. KhaledNoman AIA (American Institute of Architects) and Ar.Jalal Ahmadgraced the occasion. Eminent architects Ar. SaifulHuq, Ar.KaziKhaled Ashraf were also present at the event.
Nine projects were selected from two final year studios completed in 2015. Nominated Students were Mohammad TaifHasasn, RiffatFarjana, Md. ShaifurRahman, TurjoyChowdhury, Md. SiddiqulMowlaRonggon, Md. AshrafulAlam, Afreen Ahmed Rochana, Rayeed Mohammad Yusuff and KaziNajeebHasan.
A jury panel containing eminent architects have reviewed all the nominated projects and selected the project titled ‘People of the Water’ by KaziNajeebHasan as the winning project.Prof.ShahedaRahman,Prof.Fuad H. Mallick, Ar. KhaledNoman AIA, Prof. Zainab F. Ali, Ar. Jalal Ahmad and Ar. Mohammad FoyezUllahwere the members of the Jury Panel. The Jury Session, Exhibition and Award Ceremony were coordinated by Ar. SaiqaIqbalMeghna, Senior Lecturer of Department of Architecture, BRAC University.
This Award is being generously awarded since 2013 by KhaledNoman AIA, an architect of Bangladeshi origin, living and practicing in Chicago, USA. The award is given once every year to a student with the best graduating design project from the Department of Architecture, BRAC University, to enhance student’s active participation in architecture design process. Final year projects are short-listed by the respective studio teachers and a Jury Panel containing external critics reviews and selects the winning project from the nominated projects.